“New appointments at Atos Origin”
Stuttgart, 19 May 2005
Atos Origin has appointed Dr. Gerold Wieber as Vice President Operational Sales & Marketing in Germany and Central Europe. He will report to Gerhard Fercho, Chief Operating Officer for the region and Managing Director of Atos Origin in Germany. In this position, Dr. Wieber will be responsible for Sales Management, Client Management and Special Sales as well as Bid Management activities.
Frank Schmidt, new Vice President Solutions reporting directly to Gerhard Fercho, will be in charge of activities, including software product lines “ACTIS”, “Automotive Solutions” and “ICAM”.
Dr. Gerold Wieber is taking over the position of Vice President Operational Sales & Marketing from Hartmut Bertram, today Vice President Strategic Sales Outsourcing. Dr. Wieber will be in charge of developing new clients' business and strengthening existing clients' relations. "The objective of Atos Origin remains to outgrow the market and this is possible through significant deals accompanied by excellent supervision of existing business partnerships“, states Dr. Gerold Wieber. "For Atos Origin, creativity and perseverance are the key characteristics of proactive client service."
Dr. Wieber has 26 successful years' experience in different areas of the IT and the telecommunications industries. Previously, he was spokesperson for DB Informatik Dienste GmbH management. As Vice President Information and Communications Services at Fraport AG, he was responsible for IT at the two European largest airports. In both companies he increased customer use while lowering IT costs, by completely realigning IT organisation.
As Vice President Solutions, Frank Schmidt, a graduate in Business Management, will be responsible for Atos Origin software products and solutions, including the product lines "ACTIS Integration Suite" for business integration, "ICAM" for warehouse management solutions and "Automotive Solutions" for ERP and JIT/JIS solutions in the automotive sector.
He started as Key Account Manager for B2B integration solutions and Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) in 1997 at Atos Origin. He also managed the ACTIS business unit in Paris, France. After being appointed Director of Sales Solutions, he was responsible for the development and expansion of ACTIS services and Automotive Solutions at international level, particularly in Asia and North America. Last year, he shared responsibility for development of the offerings "ACTIS on DEMAND", Axapta Automotive and special SAP XI integration solutions by Atos Origin.
Printable press photos of Dr. Gerold Wieber and Frank Schmidt can be requested from the Atos Origin press office.
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5 billion and it employs over 46,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, AtosEuronext, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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